Definitions for stockstɒk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word stock
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a supply of goods kept on hand for sale to customers by a merchant, manufacturer, etc.; inventory.
a quantity of something accumulated, as for future use.
a theatrical stock company. the work or business of such a company; repertory. .
Ref: summer stock
the shares of a particular company or corporation. a stock certificate. (formerly) a tally or stick used in transactions between a debtor and a creditor.
in grafting, a stem in which the bud or scion is inserted. a stem, tree, or plant that furnishes slips or cuttings.
Category: Agriculture, Botany
the trunk or main stem of a tree or other plant, as distinguished from roots and branches.
Category: Agriculture, Botany
the type from which a group of animals or plants has been derived.
Category: Agriculture, Botany, Animal Husbandry, Zoology
a race or other related group of animals or plants.
Category: Botany, Animal Husbandry, Zoology
the person from whom a given line of descent is derived; the original progenitor.
a line of descent; a tribe, race, or ethnic group.
Category: Physical Anthropology
a category consisting of language families that, because of resemblances in grammatical structure and vocabulary, are considered likely to be related by common origin. any grouping of related languages.
Category: Peoples, Language/Linguistics
the handle of a whip, fishing rod, etc.
the wooden or metal piece to which the barrel and mechanism of a rifle are attached. a part of an automatic weapon, as a machine gun, similar in position or function.
a dull or stupid person.
something lifeless or senseless.
the main upright part of anything, esp. a supporting structure.
stocks, a former instrument of punishment consisting of a framework with holes for securing the ankles and, sometimes, the wrists, used to expose an offender to public derision. a frame in which a horse or other animal is secured in a standing position for shoeing or for a veterinary operation. the frame on which a boat rests while under construction.
Ref: Compare pillory (def. 1). 1
a vertical shaft forming part of a rudder and controlling the rudder's movement. a transverse piece of wood or metal near the ring on some anchors.
Category: Nautical, Navy
the raw material from which something is made.
the broth from boiled meat, fish, or poultry, used in soups and sauces.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Matthiola, of the mustard family, esp. M. incana, having fragrant flowers in a variety of colors.
the portion of a deck of cards left on the table to be drawn from as occasion requires.
Ref: rolling stock.
Archaic. a stocking.
Obs. the frame of a plow to which the share, handles, etc., are attached.
(adj.)kept regularly on hand, as for use or sale; staple; standard.
having as one's job the care of a concern's goods.
of the common or ordinary type; commonplace.
pertaining to or designating the breeding and raising of livestock.
Category: Animal Husbandry
of or pertaining to the stock of a company or corporation.
pertaining to a theatrical stock company or its repertoire. appearing in repertory:
(v.t.)to furnish with a stock or supply.
to furnish with livestock.
to lay up in store, as for future use.
to fasten to or provide with a stock, as a rifle or plow.
to put in the stocks as a punishment.
(v.i.)to lay in a stock of something (often fol. by up).
Idioms for stock:
in stock,on hand for use or sale.
out of stock,lacking a supply, esp. temporarily.
Category: Business, Idiom
take or put stock in,to put confidence in or attach importance to; believe; trust.
take stock, to make an inventory of stock on hand. to appraise resources or prospects.
Category: Idiom, Business
Origin of stock:
bef. 900; OE stoc(c) stump, stake, c. ON stokkr tree trunk
the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
"he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"
the merchandise that a shop has on hand
"they carried a vast inventory of hardware"; "they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory"
the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
stock certificate, stock(noun)
a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
"the value of his stocks doubled during the past year"
store, stock, fund(noun)
a supply of something available for future use
"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
breed, strain, stock(noun)
a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
"he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
"she made gravy with a base of beef stock"
the reputation and popularity a person has
"his stock was so high he could have been elected mayor"
persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
a plant or stem onto which a graft is made; especially a plant grown specifically to provide the root part of grafted plants
any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers
Malcolm stock, stock(noun)
any of various ornamental flowering plants of the genus Malcolmia
lumber used in the construction of something
"they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter"
the handle end of some implements or tools
"he grabbed the cue by the stock"
an ornamental white cravat
livestock, stock, farm animal(adj)
any animals kept for use or profit
banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn(adj)
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
"bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
"a stock answer"
regularly and widely used or sold
"a standard size"; "a stock item"
stock, carry, stockpile(verb)
have on hand
"Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
equip with a stock
"stock a rifle"
supply with fish
"stock a lake"
supply with livestock
"stock a farm"
stock, buy in, stock up(verb)
amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
"let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
provide or furnish with a stock of something
"stock the larder with meat"
put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
"the plant sprouted early this year"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Stocks of chicken feed are running low.
the goods available in a store
I'll see if we have any more of these in stock.; If the item you want is out of stock we will order it.
a flavored liquid used in cooking
the value of all the shares of a company, or one share of this value
The company's stock went up.; stocks and bonds
to have in a store available for people to buy
We stock most brands of digital camera.
A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
We have a stock of televisions on hand.
A supply of anything ready for use.
Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
Farm or ranch animals.
Railroad rolling stock.
The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
The axle attached to the rudder, which transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
To have on hand for sale.
The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
The type of paper used in printing.
The books were printed on a heavier stock this year.
A necktie or cravat, particularly a wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
A cover for the legs; a stocking
In a card game, a stack of undealt cards made available to the players.
A pipe (vertical cylinder of ore)
Normally available for purchase.
Straightforward, plain, very basic
the stem, or main body, of a tree or plant; the fixed, strong, firm part; the trunk
the stem or branch in which a graft is inserted
a block of wood; something fixed and solid; a pillar; a firm support; a post
hence, a person who is as dull and lifeless as a stock or post; one who has little sense
the principal supporting part; the part in which others are inserted, or to which they are attached
the wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage
the handle or contrivance by which bits are held in boring; a bitstock; a brace
the block of wood or metal frame which constitutes the body of a plane, and in which the plane iron is fitted; a plane stock
the wooden or iron crosspiece to which the shank of an anchor is attached. See Illust. of Anchor
the support of the block in which an anvil is fixed, or of the anvil itself
a handle or wrench forming a holder for the dies for cutting screws; a diestock
the part of a tally formerly struck in the exchequer, which was delivered to the person who had lent the king money on account, as the evidence of indebtedness. See Counterfoil
the original progenitor; also, the race or line of a family; the progenitor of a family and his direct descendants; lineage; family
money or capital which an individual or a firm employs in business; fund; in the United States, the capital of a bank or other company, in the form of transferable shares, each of a certain amount; money funded in government securities, called also the public funds; in the plural, property consisting of shares in joint-stock companies, or in the obligations of a government for its funded debt; -- so in the United States, but in England the latter only are called stocks, and the former shares
same as Stock account, below
supply provided; store; accumulation; especially, a merchant's or manufacturer's store of goods; as, to lay in a stock of provisions
domestic animals or beasts collectively, used or raised on a farm; as, a stock of cattle or of sheep, etc.; -- called also live stock
that portion of a pack of cards not distributed to the players at the beginning of certain games, as gleek, etc., but which might be drawn from afterward as occasion required; a bank
a thrust with a rapier; a stoccado
a covering for the leg, or leg and foot; as, upper stocks (breeches); nether stocks (stockings)
a kind of stiff, wide band or cravat for the neck; as, a silk stock
a frame of timber, with holes in which the feet, or the feet and hands, of criminals were formerly confined by way of punishment
the frame or timbers on which a ship rests while building
red and gray bricks, used for the exterior of walls and the front of buildings
any cruciferous plant of the genus Matthiola; as, common stock (Matthiola incana) (see Gilly-flower); ten-weeks stock (M. annua)
an irregular metalliferous mass filling a large cavity in a rock formation, as a stock of lead ore deposited in limestone
a race or variety in a species
in tectology, an aggregate or colony of persons (see Person), as trees, chains of salpae, etc
the beater of a fulling mill
a liquid or jelly containing the juices and soluble parts of meat, and certain vegetables, etc., extracted by cooking; -- used in making soup, gravy, etc
to lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like
to provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass
to suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows
to put in the stocks
used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon
The capital stock of an incorporated business constitutes the equity stake of its owners. It represents the residual assets of the company that would be due to stockholders after discharge of all senior claims such as secured and unsecured debt. Stockholders' equity cannot be withdrawn from the company in a way that is intended to be detrimental to the company's creditors.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stock' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1368
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stock' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1677
Rank popularity for the word 'stock' in Nouns Frequency: #494
Translations for stock
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) a store of goods in a shop, warehouse etc
Buy while stocks last!; The tools you require are in / out of stock (= available / not available).
- مُتَوَفِّر ، غَيْر مُتَوَفِّرArabic
- estoquePortuguese (BR)
- zásoba; skladCzech
- der VorratGerman
- existencias, stockSpanish
- kaubatagavara, laduEstonian
- भंडार, संचय, संग्रहHindi
- roba, inventarCroatian
- raktár(i készlet)Hungarian
- stock, merceItalian
- atsargos, turimi daiktaiLithuanian
- lager, beholdningNorwegian
- запас; ассортиментRussian
- zásoba; skladSlovak
- satılık mal (stoku)Turkish
- 存貨Chinese (Trad.)
- دوکان میں چیزوں کا ذخیرہUrdu
- kho dự trữVietnamese
- 存货Chinese (Simp.)
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